Posted: April 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Don't you just love those days where things fall into place and turn out "just right"? I feel like Goldilocks lately with all the things that have happened "just right".


All of this Goldilocks goodness started last night with dinner. Remember last week I made a veggie & chicken sausage pasta bake to bring to a friend? The version I made last week definitely had too few veggies. So I vowed to get enough to satisfy me in that pasta dish last night. After chopping the zucchini, squash, onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms I almost wondered if I had too many for the dish.

huge skillet filled with veggies

Nah! Just use an extra baking dish for the abundance of food that occurs when you mix it all together.

And then it turns out just right. And by just right, I mean so good we are having leftovers tonight. ๐Ÿ˜€ And still have enough to freeze for future easy meals.

Goldi continued to keep me company with my workout this morning. During Power class I upped the weight on a couple of things and it was just the right amount of challenge. Plus, my morning green monster gave me just the right amount of energy to tack on some cardio afterwards.

All Done @ 1.5% Incline

This was the definition of a "just right" cardio workout for me right now. Remember how I'm missing intervals and new ways to workout? This workout was something I haven't done in awhile so it felt new and exciting. And it was just enough of a challenge to where I felt accomplished but was able to keep things in check with my body's current needs.

Now what would the story of Goldilocks be without a taste test? I didn't have any porridge to taste since I already had my oats for breakfast (PS - chopped dates in oatmeal = so good), so I tried some cantaloupe instead.

I am very picky about my cantaloupe. It can't be too tart from not being ripe enough and it can't be too mushy from being overly ripe. It needs that perfect sweetness and firmness. You better believe this melon was just right. And even more right is pairing it with strawberries for a lovely side to lunch.

I also got a compliment I needed at just the right time. I had to go and get measured/sized for the bridesmaid dress I have to wear in my friend's September wedding. Something about the sizing of wedding & bridesmaid dresses is just mean...especially for someone who already is at times uncomfortable with being bigger than her typical self. And who wants to deal with a rude saleslady looking at me pitifully and providing condescending comments when I say I am trying to get pregnant so I will need to order larger? Yea...she went there!

I left the shop not in the highest of spirits and still had to stop for gas before getting caught in Atlanta traffic. What a fun way to top off my afternoon of pity, dealing with a non napping child, and paying almost $200 for one of the most hideous bridesmaid dresses out there. But as I was pumping my gas, a nice gentleman walking by turned to me and said "Hey, you need to smile. You are beautiful." It was just right. Not said in a creepy "I'm dirty and hitting on you kind of way". Not said in a "You look sad and you're even making me uncomfortable" kind of way either. In a genuine "You deserve to smile and feel good about yourself" way. At that moment I knew God was watching out for me. That He was speaking to me through this man. And it never surprises me that He always has a way of turning the world into the Goldilocks & The Three Bears story. Things will be just right. At just the right time.

  • Have you had any "Goldilocks" moments recently? Has something small ever happened to you where you know it was meant just for you and just what you needed?
  • On a lighter note, what is a food that you have to have just right to be able to enjoy it?

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  1. lisaou11 says:

    aw that woulda made my day! I had a goldlilocks moment today–i had just the right amount of my cupcake today ๐Ÿ™‚ about half

  2. Mellissa says:

    Sometimes compliments come just when you need them!

    Sushi is one of those things for me that has to be done just right, I can not eat bad sushi.

  3. eatspinlive says:

    You should definitely try the breakfast cookie! I didn’t know if it would keep me full for very long either-but it actually is just right!! It kept me going for a few hours ๐Ÿ™‚ And I love your workout!!

  4. You deserve all the wonderful things that happened today, Tina. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Isn’t it nice when little things fall into place and you receive that one compliment that makes your day?! I think rice has to be just right for me. I typically don’t like it at all b/c it can be sooooo bland to me.

  6. oh man, that is exactly what i needed to hear just now…you are beautiful, we all are, and we need to smile more!

  7. Sarah says:

    What a great day you had! I personally think everyone has at least a few of those moments every day. Sadly, lives are so busy and people are so caught up, we don’t always notice them. Good for you that you realize all of the little gifts we get daily! I had a rough day today and am hoping for some of those Goldilocks moments tomorrow…or even just tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the comment on my page!

  8. Kelly says:

    I love that interval workout! I want to try that!!

  9. congrats on your just right workout! Gosh, my day was quite the opposite! I’m jealous!

  10. Jenn N. says:

    Oh I LOVE that story about the man and the gas station. He’s right. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

  11. Danielle says:

    That was a sweet comment! And he’s right ๐Ÿ˜€

    I feel like Goldilocks a lot just because I’m a picky eater lol. I mean, if something’s edible…I’ll probably eat it, but it takes a lot to be *just right*

  12. homecookedem says:

    This is so weird, because I read 2 different versions of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to my class yesterday and today we read Somebody and the 3 Blairs which is a story in which the roles are reversed. A bear named “Somebody” comes into a human family’s house named The Blairs and tries out all of their things. What a coincidence that you would put up this Goldilocks post!!

    Anything with melted cheese has to be just right for me – must be perfectly golden brown in order for me to oooh and ahhh over it.

  13. Krystal says:

    oh my goodness that pasta dish looks a-ma-zing!

    and yeah, you are beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. DO NOT worry about that bridesmaid dress fitting. The last wedding I was in, the lady at the shop tried to convince me to order a dress SIX sizes bigger than I normally wear. Uhhh…I don’t think so. They do that so you have to pay more in alterations.

    Upping power weight is a good feeling, isn’t it? I can’t wait to up my triceps weight. It is a pitiful amount, and no matter how hard I try, it won’t budge!

  15. Vee says:

    Those random acts of kindness always brighten up my day. I’m so glad you met that man and that his comment gave you strength & happiness!
    To me, meat has to be cooked ‘just right’. I can not stand when it’s undercooked or overcooked, I’m a very fussy meat eater. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Jessie says:

    Aww, such a nice man to say something so sweet (and true!). I can’t believe about the bridal shop >:( Actually, I can, because I remember shopping for my own wedding dress and getting frustrated beyond belief. Don’t let that crazy industry get you down!

    I love all the other perfect things in your day! You can never have too many veggies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. I’m so sorry about the saleslady at the bridal shop. ๐Ÿ™ But this man….that definitely was God at work. It gives me goosebumps! I never thought about God’s work being like Goldilocks – I LOVE this. For me, it’s about really wanting to get married and start a family. I need to realize it’s not my timeline, it’s HIS timeline. And He does know best – He always does…right? Thanks so much for this – I needed it!

  18. Such a great day!!! And that compliment, so very nice!! I’ve had things like that happen, small things that mean SO much, but I can’t think of them right now… bummer.

    Yum I loooove cantaloupe! but there is such a fine line between ripe and mushy. At the farm store I work at in the summer, we sell already cut up cantaloupe and watermelon and we do the cutting ourselves. Last summer I cut up so much cantaloupe that I couldn’t bear the sight, taste, or smell of it.. but it’s so good!

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